Welcome to St. Mary's Nativity Catholic Church where ALL are welcome!

 

St. Mary's Nativity Catholic Church supports and encourages spiritual growth through education, service, liturgy, worship and celebration of the Sacraments.  As members, we strive to deepen our relationship with God and work towards our ultimate goal - eternal life with the Lord.

 

 

History of St. Mary's Nativity Church                                                                        

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THANKSGIVING MASS

Thanksgiving Mass will be at 8:00 a.m. in Church, Thursday, November 23.  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

PASTORAL COUNCIL ELECTION

The Pastoral Council Election for 4 New Members will be held in December. Nominations are being accepted until  November 30.  Our Council Members are:  Bethel Barrilleaux, Dwayne Bourgeois, Kerwin Cortez, Hamilton Dantin, Margaret Doucet, Jimmy Ledet, Sandra Loupe, Penny Matranga and Molly Sampey.  Dwayne Bourgeois, Kerwin Cortez and Hamilton Dantin’s terms has expired and is not up for re-election. Margaret Doucet has asked to be replaced.

When submitting your nomination, please check with the person you are nominating to make sure that he or she is willing to serve on our Parish Pastoral Council.  Use the form below for your nomination.  You can return your nomination to the Administration Office in the weekend collection or by mail at 3500 Hwy 1, Raceland, LA 70394.  Deadline for nominations is November 30, 2017.

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DEBT REDUCTION RAFFLE

HURRY!  JUST A FEW WEEKS LEFT!

St. Mary's Nativity Church is having a Debt Reduction Raffle. The prize - a $5000 DISNEY VACATION.  Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the church office.  The drawing for the Disney prize will be held on December 16, 7PM, at St. Mary's Christmas Under the Oaks.  Good luck!

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS

Donations for CHRISTMAS FLOWERS are now being   accepted.  If you would like to remember a deceased loved one in this special way, we will have envelopes available at all Church entrances.  Please drop your envelope in the weekend collection, or mail it to St. Mary's Nativity Church, 3500 Hwy. 1, Raceland LA 70394.    DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING DONATIONS is SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017.

 

iGiveCatholic

iGiveCatholic is held each year in conjunction with GivingTuesday, which is celebrated nationally on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year charitable giving.

#iGiveCatholic on #GivingTuesday will be held from midnight until 11:59 PM on Tuesday, November 28. It's 24 hours of giving by Catholics for the Catholic community, but you have the opportunity to make your gifts in advance beginning November 10 and running through November 26. Transactions made on iGiveCatholic.org are secure and your donations of $25 or more are tax deductible.On GivingTuesday, November 28, Catholics can go to  the iGiveCatholic  landing page, www.iGiveCatholic.org/Houma-Thibodaux, to find all of our ministries listed and make a donation to support the great work happening right here in our communities.

The funds raised from the iGiveCatholic campaign  this year for St. Mary Church will go to support the changing of all the lights in Church. The approximant cost for changing all the lights to LED is $3,000.

Please donate by using iGiveCatholic on line, by putting it in the collection basket or mailing your donation to the church. 

 

MINISTERS ARE NEEDED

Please prayerfully consider joining our Ministers Group. We are in need of Commentators, Lectors, and Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion .  We need help at all masses.  If interested please contact Carol in the Administration  Office at 985-537-3204.

 

JR. HIGH FAITH EXPERIENCE

Jr. High Faith Experience registration is now open for students in grades 6 - 8.  The theme is year is "Go Make Disciples".  It will be held at E. D. White Catholic High School on Saturday, January13, 2018, from 9:30 AM till 5:30 PM.  Click here for registration form and return it to the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Office of Youth Ministry by Friday, December 15, 2017.  

HOMEBOUND & SICK

If you or someone you know is homebound or sick, at home or in the hospital, and would like a visit from a priest or receive communion, please call the Administration Office at 985-537-3204.

 

BRICK SALE

https://stmarysnativity.weshareonline.org/In an effort to beautify the grounds in front St. Mary's Church Parish Office we are planning to create a bricked area which can be used as a prayer place.  Remember your loved ones in a special way by purchasing a memorial brick(s) to help build this area.  By purchasing a brick you are not only creating an area for prayer and remembering your loved ones but also helping St. Mary to reduce the financial debt.  You can purchase your memorial brick through the Online Giving tab or call the Church Parish Office for more information.                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

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Mass Times

Saturday: 4:00 PM Vigil
Sunday: 8 AM
10 AM & 7 PM

Daily Mass:
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday: 7 AM
Thursday: NO MASS
Friday: 7 AM (June 1 - August 15)
8:45 AM School Mass (August 16 - May 31)

Office Hours

9 AM - Noon - Monday - Friday
Closed for Lunch - Noon - 1 PM
1 PM - 4 PM Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday afternoons

FAX NUMBER: (985) 537-3235

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Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is administered each month after weekend Mass.  A meeting with the priest or attendance at a Baptismal Seminar is required.  Please call the Church Office for more information.

Reconciliation

Confessions are heard 30 minutes before Mass until 10 minutes before Mass begins.  Private confessions by appointment.

Sacrament of Marriage

Initial contact with the priest or deacon who will officiate must be made at least SIX MONTHS PRIOR to the proposed wedding date.  Participation in the Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program is required.  Call the Church Office for more information.